The Nine Circles ov…Every Time I Die

One of my earliest and fondest concert memories is that of crowd surfing to Every Time I Die playing “Ebolarama” at Ozzfest 2004. I’d heard the song before on a mix my buddy made for me of a bunch of metalcore bands breaking at the time. This weird song that blended unorthodox singing and song structure with crushing guitars was a standout for me, and I was ecstatic to hear it live (and to find out who played it, my friend didn’t give me a track list). So there I went, flying atop the sea of Che-hats, gauged-ears, sideways haircuts and black sweatbands — a millennial metal moment if there ever was one. So for this Nine Circles ov…, let’s burn this mother down and go through nine of the boys’ best tracks… Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 50 (8.11.2018)

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Before you start reading look up. See that image up there? When I see a cassette I think of mixtapes and maaaaan, I used to love making those. But even better was receiving them through snail mail from other folks with like minded music interests. Cassettes have made a comeback but in this digital age, those tape trading days are sadly behind us. Playlists have essentially taken their place and as of today Nine Circles has brought you fifty of them. To celebrate this 50th volume, we figured we’d spruce it up a bit. Hope you dig it, I know I do. Anyway, we’ve got another great bunch of tunes to share that left a mark over the past few days, dig in below. And HEY, share your own picks in the comments section or share some that might have made it onto your personal mixtape back in the day.

Have a good weekend and we’ll see you next week.

CANTO: More Between The Buried And Me, Lords Of Chaos, The Absence, and More

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1/19/2018. Friday. Thank Satan.

  • Hey! We get a new Between The Buried And Me song today! It’s called “Condemned To The Gallows.”
  • Every Time I Die is going to be opening up for Fall Out Boy on some select dates later this year. Also Rise Against. Wut.
  • The movie poster for Lords Of Chaos has been revealed. I read the book. I won’t watch the movie. Ok. Maybe I will out of curiosity and annoyance.
  • It’s been awhile since The Absence have done a ton. So, here’s a new video for the title track from their upcoming new album called A Gift For The Obsessed. It will be out March 23rd. Enjoy.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Initial Descent: September 18 – 24, 2016

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Anyone complaining that there hasn’t been a great week for metal thus far in 2016 needs to go immediately and start over, but there won’t be any complaining after this week. Mostly due to Neurosis‘ highly anticipated eleventh full length Fires Within Fires finally seeing the light of day. But that’s not all; Fatalist are back with their insanely good Swedeath saturated The Bitter End, Predatory Light further their black metal chaos on Predatory Light, Trap Them punch you in the mouth with their fifth album Crown Feral while Witchskull breaks out the bluesy doom on The Vast Electric Dark. Switching gears a bit, Dysrhythmia bends time on their progressive instru-metal album The Veil Of Control — let the dissecting begin. And last but not least, Insomnium‘s epic fifth full length Winter’s Gate is a blast. As stated, its another stacked week here on Initial Descent and literally, there’s something for everyone. So hit that ‘continue reading’ link. Continue reading

CANTO: Tours all over the damn place, plus some new Marty Friedman

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No introduction necessary.

Isn’t that lovely?

“Ein bier… bitte.”
– Corey